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Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of TheGreeninterview.com and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

The Forests of the Crown

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about the debate over the future of the forest here in Nova Scotia — which is, I think, pretty much the same debate you’d see anywhere else.  Industry wants to clear-cut the forests, and people with a longer-term view want to use the woodlands in a sustainable way.

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The Forest and the Trees

 This is my column in the Halifax Sunday Herald for October 17, 2010. It may seem pretty local, because it’s about forest practices in Nova Scotia, and the debate currently raging here about the future of the forests — but it applies in many other places around the world.

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Declan Galbraith, the voice of the children

An old friend sent me a video — Declan Galbraith, aged 13, singing an inspirational song that he’d written and performed in 2002. I’d never seen it before, and I thought it was astonishing and inspiring. If ever you ask yourself why we keep trying to resolve these huge problems even though people our age — my age anyway —  aren’t going to be around all that long, a performance like this ought to galvanize you.

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The 10% Solution and the “No Pressure” video

At its best, British humour — the Monty Python dead parrot sketch, for instance — is almost unbearably funny. At its worst, British humour is flat, vulgar, and nasty. An example of that? The video recently released by 10:10.org, under the title “No Pressure” or “There Will Be Blood.” In the video, climate-change evangelists urge groups of school children, football players and office workers to pledge that they will reduce their carbon footprints.

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Join us at the official launch of The Green Interview!

  Dr. Alexa McDonough, Interim President of Mount Saint Vincent University   and   Silver Donald Cameron, Host and Executive Producer   invite you to attend the official launch of   www.TheGreenInterview.com     Monday, September 20 at 2:00 PM   at “The Meadows,” Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS   Please RSVP to holly.newton@msvu.ca   Space is limited – first come, first served – so please do RSVP.

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The Beetle and the Feedback

 The valleys of the Interior of British Columbia are like slashes in the earth’s skin —  deep, steep, dramatic, falling precipitously into dark, narrow lakes. The landscape looks like frozen violence, the product of a time when tectonic plates collided, their edges crumpling and folding under the unimaginable force of crustal jockeying.

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Ronald Wright: Progress Traps

Here’s a Sunday Herald column (published today)based on a recently-recorded Green Interview with Ronald Wright. The full-length interview will be posted on The Green Interview site later this year.  RONALD WRIGHT: PROGRESS TRAPS  September 5, 2010 "Archaeology is the best tool for looking ahead,” says Ronald Wright.

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